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- Opera varia
- Hugh, of Saint-Victor, 1096?-1141
- Published / Created
- [ca. 1300]
- Publication Place
Manuscript on parchment (fine; leaves repaired before pricking and ruling) of the Collected Works of Hugh of St. Victor.
8-line illuminated initial, blue with white highlights on square ground, magenta with blue and white highlights; interior of initial inhabited by scrolling vines, rabbit and two animal heads on gold and blue ground; tail of letter extends down inner margin. 11- to 7-line red and blue initials divided by a zig-zag line in parchment and with interior red and blue flourishes resembling the design on a peacock's tail feathers, mostly in red with small blue circles. This style of initial accompanied by long penwork extensions in red and blue I designs and with small spirals, circles, flourishes. Small 3-line initials alternate red and blue with penwork flourishes in the opposite color. 1-line plain initials alternate red and blue for chapter lists. Remains of guide letters for decorator. Headings, running titles (often incorrect), deletions (single horiztonal red line) and initial strokes in red.
Binding: France [?], ca. 19th c. Brown calf, elaborately blind-stamped with figure of Christ giving a blessing with his right hand, while his left hand holds a book with alpha and omega displayed on the open pages. Original endbands (and therefore sewing?) and yellow edges.
Binding: Nineteenth century, France (?). Brown calf, elaborately blind-stamped with figure of Christ giving a blessing with his right hand, while his left hand holds a book with alpha and omega displayed on the open pages. Original endbands (and therefore sewing?) and yellow edges.
Purchased from L. C. Witten in 1960 by Thomas E. Marston.
Script: Written in uniform gothic bookhand throughout; contemporary marginal notes in several less formal hands.
Written in uniform gothic bookhand throughout; contemporary marginal notes in several less formal hands.
- ff. i + 355 : parchment ; 375 x 253 (253 x 166) mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Partially digitized
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Marston MS 248
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- mixed material
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
- Hugh,--of Saint-Victor,--1096?-1141
- Subject (Topic)
Christian literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
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Hugh of St. Victor, Opera Varia. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 248.
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